How to play Attacking Chess [Short Guide]

If you are not an attacking chess player then you will not become a stronger player, because all the strong players in the world have a deadly weapon and its called ” Attack “.

So you must learn and become fearless on the chessboard.

So are you ready to learn attacking chess? Let’s start.

There are many indicators that show us when to start an attack on our opponent’s king. We will answer each of them one by one. So in this post, you will learn about how to attack the uncastled king. (A king which is not castled yet).

There are 2 things you need to know about the uncastled king.

  1. F7 or F2
  2. E- File

You just need to remember these two points when your opponent’s king is in the centre.

F7 or F2

In the opening phase in chess, these are the weakest squares around the king, so if you see an opportunity to attack f7 or f2 even at cost of the piece, you must sacrifice because that is the time to win in few moves. we will see examples of f7 or f2 later.

Open the E- file

The second thing is to open the e file. Because the king is located in e file and it’s logical to attacking the king we must open e file in any cost if the king is not castled. extra tip is that you must place rook or the queen in e file in order to make it more precise. For example here is the game, when the black king remained in the centre and white opened the e-file. You can go directly on move 20th of the game or watch a whole game. The plan is cleared from move 20th.

Here is one more example of attacking in E-File from classic chess.


As you know that in the opening, weakest square near king is F7 or F2. So it’s logical to keep an eye on these squares. here are blow some example games which shows how the attack began at f7 or f2. Let’s watch these games.



So what you learned in this post? You learned two things, 1 is to keep an eye on f7 or f2 square. And the second is you must open e-file and place a rook or queen on it.

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